Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Date And Time of Full Moons for 2023

Did you know?  Most of the time, the full moon isn't perfectly full. 

We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow, due to the moon's rotation. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse.  

And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer). 

You can learn more about moon phases at

Well, January 6,  we are looking at a full moon in the astrological sign of Cancer, and January moon is commonly called a WOLF Moon. There are many other ancient moon names for every month.

When are the FULL MOONS in 2023?

This is when full moons will occur in 2023, according to NASA:

DateNameU.S. Eastern TimeGMT
January 6Wolf Moon6:08 p.m.23:48
February 6Snow Moon1:29 p.m.18:29
March 7Worm Moon7:40 a.m.12:40
April 6Pink Moon12:34 a.m.04:34
May 5Flower Moon1:34 p.m.17:34
June 3Strawberry Moon11:42 p.m.03:42 on June 4
July 3Buck Moon7:39 a.m.11:39
August 1Sturgeon Moon2:31 p.m.18:31
August 30Blue Moon9:35 p.m.01:35 Aug. 31
September 29Harvest Moon5:57 a.m.09:57
October 28Hunter's Moon4:24 p.m.20:24
November 27Beaver Moon4:16 a.m.09:16
December 26Cold Moon10:33 p.m.03:33 GMT on Dec. 27